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Timothy J. McKinney

Executive Vice President & CEO

United Global Outreach, Inc.



Timothy McKinney is the CEO of United Global Outreach. UGO leads the Bithlo Transformation Effort, a grassroots effort to undo over 80 years of generational poverty and neglect in a town once known as “The Nightmare before Christmas.”


The Bithlo Transformation Effort focuses on nine issues: education, transportation, the environment, health care, basic needs, sense of community, economic opportunity, the arts – and housing.


At this time, an estimated 1,000 people are homeless or precariously housed in the Bithlo area of east Orange County. Many live in the woods, or in storage sheds and broken-down campers.


While working in Bithlo, Tim has become a vocal advocate for the poor and homeless. He was recently appointed to the board of the Homeless Services Network, which administers federal grants for transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless – including Veterans – in Central Florida. Tim also serves on the board of Community Health Centers, a network of family health centers that sees patients regardless of their ability to pay.


Tim and UGO have a vision of affordable, high quality and safe housing for our community’s homeless, delivered with dignity and respect.





  • Roadmaps to Health Action Award – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 2015

  • Hospital Charitable Services Award – Jackson Healthcare – 2015

  • Citizen of the Year – Orange County Commission District 5 – 2014

  • 50 Most Powerful People – Orlando Magazine – 2014

  • Honorary Rotarian – Rotary Club of Orlando East – 2014

  • Nonprofit COO of the Year – Orlando Business Journal – 2013

  • Finalist for Central Floridian of the Year – Orlando Sentinel – 2012

  • Finalist for Don Quixote Community Champion Award – Greater Orlando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce/Hispanic Business Initiative Fund – 2012

  • Hometown Hero – Bank of America – 2011

  • Central Florida Non-Rotarian of the Year for five counties in Central Florida – 2011

  • Top 10 Businessmen to Watch in Central Florida – Orlando Business Journal – 2011

  • Honorary Kiwanian – Avalon Kiwanis Club – 2011

  • One of 11 Hearts of Gold – Orlando Magazine – 2011










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